Winterproof your home with new insulated windows

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Window insulation is one of the most important aspects of winterproofing your home but also one of the most often overlooked. 

If you don’t insulate your windows, you could face several risks, including increased heating bills, decreased comfort levels, and even damage to your home. In this blog post, we’ll talk about why window insulation is so important and how to choose the right windows for your home.

Why is window insulation important?

Windows are the primary source of heat loss in any home.

In fact, windows account for up to 10% of your home’s heat loss. That’s every hour of every day. And the less insulated your windows are, the more heat you’ll lose. That means if your windows are not adequately insulated, you’re most likely paying more for your heating bills than you should be. 

Plus, the cold air coming in through your windows can make your home uncomfortable during the winter months. And on top of that, uninsulated windows can cause moisture to build up in the window frames and sills, leading to rot and other problems down the line.

How to choose the right windows with the right amount of insulation

When it comes to choosing insulated windows, there are a few key factors to consider. 

First and foremost, you’ll need to look at the window’s U-value, which measures how much heat will be lost through that window. You can read more about the science behind the U-valve here, but as a rule of thumb, the lower the U-value, the better the insulation. 

You’ll also want to look for double-glazed windows to help keep even more heat in your home. 

Finally, you should look for windows with specialised coatings, such as Low-E glass or krypton gas, which can further reduce heat loss.

Don’t forget to think about curtains or blinds as well, as keeping them closed and using the right materials can help you save some serious heat. This means a warmer home, a more comfortable space, happier loved ones, and less money spent on your energy and heating bills.

By investing in insulated windows, you can rest assured that your home will be snug and comfortable all winter long. 

Bonus: What other ways can I winterproof my home?

Insulated windows are just the tip of the iceberg when winterproofing your home. 

Other simple and effective strategies for keeping your home warm include:

  • Installing weatherstripping around doors and windows.
  • Adding insulation in attics or other crawl spaces.
  • Sealing air leaks.
  • Replacing old, inefficient air conditioning systems with higher-efficiency models. 

With these simple steps, you can keep your home warm and cosy all winter long.

And when you’re ready to get your windows to where they need to be, get in contact with our team here at Steve Bebb Building Services. We’re the one-stop service for all your building and construction needs, including winterproofing your windows.

Have a safe, comfortable, and budget-friendly year in 2023, and winterproof your windows and home today.

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